Letter to Jack Marsden's Father

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Title

Letter to Jack Marsden's Father

Description

A letter to W Marsden explaining that his son is missing during an operation at Mailly-Le-Camp.

Date

1944-05-12

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

One double sided typed sheet

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

SMarsdenJ1591984v10033-0001, SMarsdenJ1591984v10033-0002

Transcription

AIR MINISTRY,
(Casualty Branch),
73-77 OXFORD STREET,
LONDON, W.1
Telephone No: GERRARD 9234
Trunk Calls and Telegraphic Address: “AIR MINISTRY,” LONDON
P.416770/2/P.4.A.2.
12 May, 1944.
Sir,
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Sergeant Jack Marsden, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 3rd/4th May, 1944, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as flight engineer set to bomb a target at Mailly-Le-Camp, France, and failed to return.
This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded, and if he is a prisoner of war he should be able to communicate with you in due course. Meanwhile enquiries are being made through the International Red Cross Committee, and as soon as any definite news is received you will be at once informed.
/If any
W. Marsden, Esq.,
40, Fifth Street,
New Crofton,
Nr. Wakefield,
Yorks.
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If any information regarding your son is received by you from any source you are requested to be kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.
The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Jack Marsden's Father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28058.

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